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If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 73,618 People

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    I just feel so alone right now

    and I really need someone to talk to me :(
    katertotsx katertotsx 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I want to pretend the pain doesn't exist.

    I want to forget everything that has ever hurt me. All the things you've said, and all the things I know you haven't said. All the painful truths and even the more painful lies. I want the thoughts to stop. I don't want to see these scenarios that I've made up in my head, for...
    Morgenlicht Morgenlicht 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Another one of those nights.

    ..😔 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
    OneAndOnlyNia OneAndOnlyNia 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    http://healingfix.tumblr.

    com/post/138881397042/you-have-something-to-contribute-to-the-world-you
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 58 mins ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 13, 2015

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    Cause I'm bi and no one understand

    why cause I'm a handsom man well I was raped as a kid by some kids and instead of hurting me it made me love it
    dickfeind69 dickfeind69 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Today I deleted all my music files

    and music meant the most to me. This is a very big significance of the start of the end. I have finally realised that as my parents said I have not scored as per their expectations and they also said I will never do well in any field I am typing this with a heavy heart that I...
    QueenOfQuirkx QueenOfQuirkx 18-21, F 7 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 9 Responses Mar 18, 2015

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 24 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    “I didn't want to wake up.

    I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” - Ned Vizzini
    TheMadHatterWasHere TheMadHatterWasHere 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 18-21, M 10 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    the scars try to heal,

    but are always bitten open by the blade
    chasingmylife chasingmylife 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's just not a good day

    for me. My moods are flying all over the place and I'm just feeling ******. This happens from time to time but I usually can pinpoint what caused it. Today I can't for some reason. Luckily I have a therapy session coming up this week so all will be resolved soon. Just gotta...
    thealouwho thealouwho 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    What type of music (bands/artists) do you guys

    listen to when you're feeling depressed?
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    It's been so long since I could look at myself,

    and tell myself that I was sincerely happy. It's been so long since I actually felt alright, since I felt wanted, since I felt, desire to live. I attempted suicide on may 23rd 2014, and I think about it everyday. I can't decide if it scared me so much that I'll never try...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I want to keep going

    and fighting, but sometimes I feel like I can't take anymore of the yelling and the fighting and the names. I feel like if one more thing happened this week, even more so today I will loose this fight that I'm trying so hard to win. I am just done trying to go through everyday...
    thatsnotmyname12 thatsnotmyname12 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Never felt so alone then right

    now at this moment lol **** my life it's such a waist of space anyways
    SCARLETxGREY SCARLETxGREY 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I have no motivation

    for things anymore. It's hard to even muster up the energy to **********, and when I do it doesn't even feel as good as before. Food doesn't taste as good. Sleep isn't even that great.
    Salamander2 Salamander2 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    What songs do you listen to

    when you are depressed? I listen to welcome to my life and wake me up when September ends :)
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    deleted deleted 26-30 50 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    TheBetterMe TheBetterMe 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I self harm As soon

    as my parents left the house that was the first thing that I did… I desperately need the numb feeling that it brings because without it my mind wanders to things like death, mine to be precise… I almost overdosed again A few days ago, my depression is coming back extremely...
    love11915 love11915 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been going through a lot lately,

    dealing with my own thoughts, what I've been through and what I'm going through...I don't like myself...I hate what I've done/have not done. I scare myself a lot...I'm trying to like the leftover parts by being validated but I don't even know if that's helping...everyday I bury...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 22-25, F 72 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    I am me. Or depressed.

    Or alone. Or whatever society wants to call me. But the truth is I am all those things. So by just saying I am me, I say thousands of words in two letters without having to show my pain
    chasingmylife chasingmylife 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I fight this empty feeling every day.

    I've never truly been happy before with my life or anything in it. I feel so lost, like I'm drifting. I always have a series of plans though and I'm extremely smart so maybe I'll create a life that I can be happy living. But I have this feeling that even when I get there I won't...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I feel like depression is slowly becoming a

    trend in society, where teenagers think it's cool. It's almost like everybody just EXPECTS teens to be depressed, like its normal. Where nobody does anything about it, because you'll "grow out of it" Depression should not be a fashion trend. It's a mental illness.